Sail On

Fisher men on stormy sea,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Out to where the shoals might be,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
At fishing grounds you toil away,
Taking risks on deck each day,
For less reward to pay your way,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

Up on deck it’s wet and cold,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Hauling nets and growing old,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Hands are raw and heads are bare,
Your freezing breath hangs in the air,
Fighting winds that scream and tear,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

When you land your catch on shore,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
You swear you’ll go to sea no more,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
And fisher wives of fisher men,
Curse that deep, dark mistress when
She calls them back to her again,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

Walk across this stormy sea,
Sail on and bless their sailing.
Calm their troubled Galilee,
Sail on and bless their sailing.
From Peterhead to Yarmouth town,
Wherever trawler men are found,
We pray that they’ll be safe and sound,
Sail on and bless their sailing.

Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.
Sail on, sail on,
Sail on and bless your sailing.

Sail On
© W. J. Adair/Sad Jeb Music 2011

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